For Readers

How Janet Published her work with Pens Up Press and you can too!

Meet Janet

She is over 70 years old.

She thought she’d never write a book.

But she DID write that book and publish it.

And make revenue off of it even after paying off the publishing costs!

This was her lifelong dream and she DID it.

Is it your dream to publish your work?

Find out how on our “Become An Author” page


And check out Janet’s book “A Lighter Shade of Black” available on Amazon and here on

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Kristin Richardson Jordan is a book printing poet, writer, teaching artist, and organizer passionate about Black liberation women's liberation and shared humanity. You can find out more about her on her website